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Coopersville Area Historical Society & Museum

363 Main St., Coopersville Mi

Museum Highlights

  • Railroad and Interurban artifacts
  • Car #8 "Merlin" - a rare, wooden-bodied interurban passenger car
  • Del Shannon Rock-n-Roll monument and memorabilia
  • Recreation of an early drugstore, with items dating back to the 1800s.
  • Full-size sawmill exhibit, circled by a running "G" gauge model logging railroad.
  • Vintage tools & logging items
  • Early 1900's one-room school
  • Many local business and household displays

 

 

 

Thursday, May 25 at 7 p.m.

A Presentation by Wallace Ewing on His New Book Footprints

 

 The public is invited to a presentation to be given by Dr. Wallace Ewing on his new book Footprints: Stories of Native Americans in West Central Michigan. The event is a Coopersville Area Historical Society program which will  take place in the new Community Room at the Coopersville Area District Library  on Thursday, May 25 at 7 p.m.

 

 The book tells the stories of Native Americans who had a positive influence upon area history. Many of these men and women are little known. Histories and articles of the past tend to overlook their contributions to the region’s development. Dr. Ewing tries to correct this omission with this extensively researched publication.

 

 The book begins when the French dominated the area. It continues through the decades of British and American governance, covering the 18th and 19th centuries and into the 20th.

 

 Dr. Ewing is a geneaologist and forensic historian who resides in the Grand Haven area.

 

 

Stop in and see a large and impressive model of the County Poor Farm barn that was built in the early 1930s, while it is temporarily on display at the Museum.      More info...

 

Take a Quick Tour of our Del Shannon Memorabilia page.

 

Visit the Official Del Shannon Website.

Museum Hours

Tuesday: 2:00 pm~5:30 pm, Wednesday: 10:00 am~2:00 pm,

Friday 1:00 pm~4:00 pm, Saturday: 10:00 am~4:00 pm.

Other times and group tours by appointment.